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Pegida founder faces hate speech charges
Lutz Bachmann, founder of Pegida ("Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West") has been charged by state prosecutors in Dresden with incitement to racial hatred.
The charges by state prosecutors in Dresden go back to anti-immigration Facebook posts made by Bachmann in autumn 2014, which surfaced on the public internet in January.
Prosecutors say that by calling foreigners "livestock", "junk", and "scum", the former public relations consultant had willingly risked causing disturbances of the peace.
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